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Duke of Marlborough

35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7829
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shoulder” (27 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and l caught the ferry over to Russell from Paihia ($12 return each) and sat on the porch. We couldn't believe how beautiful the sunset was, and the atmosphere in the bar and restaurant. When the meals arrived we were excited by their...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly - EXCELLENT LOCATION - fab views. Secondly - FANTASTIC dining room with fire place and couches at one end and cosy Bar tucked off to the side - white TABLE CLOTHS and beautiful table settings... which made my girls feel like we were on...More

Thank 723beachgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Duke used to be the place locals went for that special occasion. It was fairly priced for the standard of food, the service was excellent and the overall ambience of the venue made it a dining experience to look forward to. The last time...More

Thank Opua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had drinks here a couple of times late in the afternoon as it is such a stunning spot. Decided to come here for dinner in our last night of our honeymoon in New Zealand. Sat out on the terraced area, stunning views rights across to...More

Thank Majestic0801
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous meal and service - ordered the Tomahawk Rib eye for two - just brilliant we didn't need anything else

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The aroma of the seafood chowder hits you as soon as we walked in. Tasted as good as it smelt. My partner had the Governer Burger. Huge and great value for money. Staff were friendly and service great. Will definitely return.

Thank Janeen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a quality meal here. I ordered the steak and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was superb, I'll definitely be back.

Thank Ecotech
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Was the best lamb shank I have ever had and my wife's veggie burger was tops great place to eat. Very prompt service

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great atmosphere, very well maintained for such an old hotel. Very good food & excellent service. Would definitely go back again. Thanks heaps!

Thank CKAlex613
Reviewed 28 July 2017

It wouldn't matter if they served nuggets and chips! The hotel and restaurant are on the most beautiful waterfront I have ever visited. They could rest on their "location laurels" but they don't. We were served really delicious meals in good time in a stunning...More

Thank 542Jane_R
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Nearby Attractions
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394 reviews
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.23 km away
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.69 km away
Russell Museum
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.25 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7829
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